In an always-changing world, the staff at Good Fruit Grower works hard to stay abreast of industry trends, from new technologies and best management practices to global marketing and sales. We do this with one mission in mind: to educate growers.

I know that sounds like a simple platitude, but it’s true that for each topic and time of the year, our team tackles every issue from the perspective of, “What do growers need to know?” And to do that well, we need to hear from you, our readers.

Shannon Dininny, Good Fruit Grower, on April 25, 2019 in Yakima, Washington. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)
Shannon Dininny

To help us better serve you, we’d like to learn more about you and your farm. As fruit industries evolve, Good Fruit Grower wants to be poised to deliver what growers need. That’s why we’ve recently launched a reader survey, which consists of a quick 10 questions to help us know where our readers are and what they are growing. 

We’ll use this information to plan our coverage for the upcoming season: Do we need more organic coverage or more blueberry content to serve the booming industry in the Pacific Northwest? How aware are growers of our educational videos and content online?

This effort aims only to help us best deliver the content you need and want to be successful, and we will never share your personal information. We also know you have farms to run, and your time is limited. So, to thank you for your participation, we are offering a chance to win a $500 gift card for completing the survey, to be chosen at random after the survey is online for two months. 

Please visit the survey at We thank you for helping us to ensure we do everything we can to help growers thrive and prosper.

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Speaking of prize drawings, we also offered a chance to win one of two gift cards for readers who signed up at meetings and conferences this winter to receive our weekly eFlash newsletters. We recently conducted the drawings, and on behalf of the team, I’d like to congratulate Apolinar Angel of Beverly, Washington, and Nirmal Dhaliwal of Kelowna, British Columbia. 

by Shannon Dininny